Dorema Surgery


Dorema has always housed a doctor’s surgery. The building was originally erected for Dr Alexander Butler in the late 19th century. As was usual in those days he practised from his own home. Patients would sit in his dining room and the sitting room acted as the consulting room. Dorema was then bought by Dr Peter Alexander Laird in 1901. Dr Laird retired from medical practice in 1948 and died at Dorema in April 1951.

The villa was divided into an upper and lower flat at that time and the surgery was continued by Dr Peebles-Brown and Dr Wilfred Robinson. Since then the surgery has gradually expanded and in 2006 Dr McLellan and Dr Simpson purchased the upper flat, reinstated the staircase and now the whole building is again surgery premises. Upstairs is totally admin and downstairs houses all clinical staff with five surgeries and a treatment room suite. The building has now all the advantages of a modern health centre but the charm which goes with an old building.

The doctors are therefore proud of continuing a tradition which has lasted well over 100 years.

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Disabled access

There is good access for the disabled to all of our consultation rooms. A designated parking bay is adjacent to the surgery entrance and the surgery has a ramp and ... [continue] Disabled access

Medical education

We are a training practice and you may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar. These doctors are fully qualified and will have had experience in several hospital specialties. ... [continue] Medical education

Your local HSCP

The area served by Dorema Surgery is in the district covered by Inverclyde Health and Social Care Partnership which is responsible for ensuring you receive all the services you need. For ... [continue] Your local HSCP

Date published: 8th October, 2014
Date last updated: 27th June, 2018